Thursday, 17 September 2009

TSN to broadcast CIS Nationals

After a couple of years on the SCORE during which coverage was excellent with very well prepared broadcasters, especially Tim Micallef, and a seasoned production team, it appears the men's Nationals will be broadcast on TSN after the CIS announced a two year deal with TSN today. According to below, the deal includes broadcast of CIS men's basketball championship final, semi-finals and quarter-finals. Specific details were not announced, nor were the terms of the agreement, specificially whether or not there are any economic considerations coming back to the CIS for the rights to televise or, which has been the case in the past, vice versa.

TSN to broadcast marquee CIS events

TSN has come to an agreement with Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) to be the exclusive broadcaster for several marquee CIS events including the Vanier Cup and the CIS Men's and Women's Basketball finals.

Beginning this November, TSN will broadcast the Vanier Cup along with the Uteck Bowl and the Mitchell Bowl. TSN and TSN2 will also broadcast the CIS Men's Basketball Final, Semifinals and Quarterfinals along with the CIS Women's Basketball Final.

TSN last broadcast CIS events in 2005.

"From the World Juniors to the Canada Games, TSN has had tremendous success in our coverage of amateur sports, and we are thrilled to once again put the national spotlight on the CIS, and its marquee football and basketball events," said Phil King, President of TSN. "Adding the Vanier Cup to our packed week of Grey Cup programming in November will make for a huge weekend for football fans across the country."

"CIS is extremely pleased to partner with TSN in broadcasting several of our marquee events. The ultimate objective of CIS is to ensure that as many Canadian fans from coast to coast have the opportunity to witness CIS championship events. This agreement with TSN will help pave the way towards attaining our objectives," said CIS Director of Marketing, Peter Metuzals. "CIS Football season has started and the Road to the Desjardins Vanier Cup will conclude on November 28 with a live broadcast of the first-ever Vanier Cup in the Province of Quebec, at Laval University. History in the making and available to all."

Broadcast details for CIS events on TSN will be confirmed at a later date.

1 comment:

sager said...

A couple cisblog users pointed out TSN aired the University Cup (men's hockey) and CIS Final 8 men's championship as recently as 2007.